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The abdominal compartment syndrome is a morbid complication of postinjury damage control surgery.

Authors
  • Raeburn, C D
  • Moore, E E
  • Biffl, W L
  • Johnson, J L
  • Meldrum, D R
  • Offner, P J
  • Franciose, R J
  • Burch, J M
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American Journal of Surgery
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2001
Volume
182
Issue
6
Pages
542–546
Identifiers
PMID: 11839314
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

ACS after postinjury DCS worsens outcome. With the exception of early elevation in peak airway pressure, we could not identify patients at higher risk for ACS; moreover, preemptive abdominal bag closure during initial DCS did not prevent this highly morbid complication.

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